SEAT BELT PERFORMANCE IN 30 M.P.H. BARRIER IMPACTS
Data relating to the seat belt performance of nine model year 1976 automobiles when subjected to the FMVSS No. 301 compliance test were obtained. The report presents a summary of the test data and a discussion of the test results. A relationship appears to exist between upper torso belt force and ride-down benefit. In those vehicles that exhibit a short crash duration and whose belt systems produce excessive slack time, upper shoulder belt forces are severe.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Morris, J B
- Publication Date: 1977-4-27
- Pagination: 66 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceptance tests; Automobiles; Automobiles by type; Crash injury research; Crashes; Impact tests; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Research; Shoulder harnesses; Testing; Tests
- Uncontrolled Terms: Vehicle make
- Old TRIS Terms: Shoulder harness
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00166454
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802 480 Tech Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 28 1978 12:00AM